Evidence of wine-making dating back as far as the 12th century has been found in Médoc, and the ‘Bourdieu de Dauzac’ is mentioned as early as 1545 in the records of the Benedictine monks of the Sainte-Croix de Bordeaux Abbey, which this glorious estate was part of.
The wines of Margaux tend to show more perfume and roundness than neighbours St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, whilst retaining a certain structure and concentration. Margaux is the most southerly and most extensive of the famous Médoc communes, and Château Dauzac is located right at the heart of it.
Labastide Dauzac is produced from grapes grown on a selection of plots with a mineral composition that combines old sands and a deep layer of gravels, planted with younger vines, which confers it real typicity.
The result is a supple wine which can be consumed earlier than some of the estate’s grander wines, although the use of traditional maturing techniques guarantees it will age well.
David got quite emotional when he tasted this, declaring it to be one of the most enjoyable Margaux he has drunk – no mean feat!
We are thrilled to be able to offer a wine from such an important chateau at such a superb price. The 2012 vintage we have in stock is at it’s peak around now, so is perfect to drink in the next couple of years, but will happily go on for another decade.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot